Andy Symonds has not paid the bill for work carried out on his two Peugeot 106's. As such the cars are being offered for sale/broken for parts - any offers are invited to the email address below:-
The email address above is for that purpose alone. We would prefer to sell the vehicles as-is, but in the event that we do not receive suitable offers the vehicles will be broken and the parts sold.
The first vehicle was built by us, and has a centre tandem seat conversion (steering wheel in centre), tapered roof drop, and dramatic steel welded bodykit which will never crack. The car is a total one-off, including F1 inspired sidepods. Almost 1000 hours were carried out on this car, but the customer has been unable to pay his bill, so rather than storing it any longer, we are selling off the vehicle or parts to recover as much of the unpaid bill as we can. This car went through several evolutions, including those on these pages, although bears no resemblance to the car pictured here, which was the starting point only. The car will start and drive with a new fuel pump and fuel line. Currently only a 1.1 engine this is easily changed for a VTR/VTS engine.
We would accept offers for the shell, although it might be extremely difficult for anyone to complete. We estimate the car needs around £20,000 to complete (labour mostly), and would make a very strong promo-car for any company with the funds to complete.
The second car was very poorly built by the now defunct Midas Styling in conjunction with another also now defunct company. The car was featured on the cover of Fast car, and within Gti magazine. The interior is missing.
The main parts of value are from Vehicle 1:-
Andy is well known to most show goers, cruisers and modifiers in our area.
From my personal experience I believe him to be a lying, stealing, scumbag, and pretty much everyone in this industry would be wise not to deal with him.
Certainly do not "sponsor" him, as our understanding is that he normally just sells the parts!!
His Gold Peugeot 106 seems to be at every event and it was featured in Max Power a few years ago. Some time ago Andy asked us to bond some wide arches on to his car since he did not really trust the work of his normal bodyshop with this very difficult aspect of car modifying. He had heard that Autofashion boss Phil, was a bit of a wiz at bonding parts onto cars, and more importantly getting them to stay on - something not every so called bodyshop can manage.
As is often the case one thing led to another, and another and before you know it Andy had asked for a pretty major body styling project to be undertaken. One spanner in the works was that it had all been left a little late ( a couple of weeks before Donny to be precise), but we said "we would do what we could".
The Project called for one of our Universal Orimental Front bumpers, Universal Animal wide arches (suitable for the planned 19's which then shrank due to time constraints to 17's), Universal Orimental sideskirts, Hybrid Animal/Standard rear bumper, Animal bonnet vent, and Animal bootlid spoiler.
To make things a little different, the car was also fitted with 306 headlights, and the wings and bonnet extended so it all looks right. Then the bonnet was bad boy'd. The arches and skirts were bonded on so they look part of the bodywork, and the wonderful skirts blended into the arches in a way that looks so natural it almost seems that they were meant to be, even though they are different kits. The rear bumper is actually a very heavily modified BMW MINI rear bumper, with added rudder. The spoiler was extended to make it look sleeker, and the bonnet vent added.
Due to the fact that Donny was so close and Andy was adamant that he wanted to go even if it was in primer, we were not able to do the proper paintjob for the show - indeed most of the bodywork was unfinished, and the car coated in white primer, and then some sparkle lacquer to seal it. It looked surprisingly good considering its part finished status and got a great deal of interest. The car was scheduled to return the following week but it was some time before it did (the week before Max Power Live to be precise), due to a couple of unfortunate incidents - the engine blew up, and the bonnet wasn't closed properly and flew up at 70 mph. The later put the bonnet through the windscreen, broke the metal hinges, and mangled the metal corners, but did not even crack the bonded on Bonnet vent!!!!!
Thus stage two with its colour change multi-tone paint work was slightly delayed, and the last of the paintwork was actually applied a few hours before Max Power Live opened in 2003.
The car is now deep in the midst of being rebuilt for Max Live 2004 - you just won't recognise it! It's big, it's bold, it's not like anything that's gone before, and certainly won't be to everyone's taste. Both Autofashion and Andy like to lead and not to follow, and the 2004 car illustrates this perfectly.